YAL in Action

Check out YAL activities on campus and updates from around the liberty movement.

Category: Foreign Policy
  • Tabling at St. Edwards University

    On Tuesday, April 28th, Daniel Sauceda (YAL Texas Chair) and myself (Peter Seferian)  spread the message of liberty to the students of St. Edwards University. We got about ten signatures and definitely got some attention. Thank you, Daniel, for coming up here from San Antonio to help out, as our other members were too busy. …

  • BRING THEM HOME at University Of Toledo

    We risk and waste a lot of time, money, resources, and people with some of our past and present foreign policies and involvement. While bringing attention to this on the anniversary of our invasion in Iraq, we also sought to show support for our brave and praiseworthy troops! Many students showed support or interest, read …

  • Bring Them Home at St. Lawrence University

    YAL at St. Lawrence University held their Bring Them Home event last Tuesday, April 3rd in the Sullivan Student Center. Wanting to have one of the signs from the kit at eye-level (Leadership Institute taught me well), we taped one of the “military checkpoint” signs to an easel next to our table. Our vice president …

  • CR vs YAL: Government, the Limited Edition Debate at the University of Cincinnati

    This February, our chapter decided to host a debate with the University of Cincinnati College Republicans. We wanted to have a debate amongst the two more individualistic-minded political groups on campus. We debated the issues of immigration, drugs, foreign policy, and prostitution. We also answered questions from the audience. Poster for the debate. The Debaters …

  • Doug Bandow: North Korea, Nukes and Nuts

    North Korea, Nukes, and Nuts: is Kim Jong-un or Donald Trump the bigger threat? This was the question Doug Bandow sought to answer when he came to speak at the University of Alabama on Tuesday, September 19. Mr. Bandow is a senior fellow at the CATO Institute, specializing in foreign policy and civil liberty. The …

  • US Foreign Policy: The Definition of Insanity

    On Thursday, President Barack Obama announced airstrikes against ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria, becoming the 4th consecutive president to announce the bombing of Iraq. He made no mention that it was likely the United States’ intervention in 2003 that facilitated ISIS’s rise to power, as Senator Rand Paul noted in a recent interview with …

  • Consider the Following: The Case for Not Withdrawing Forces in Foreign Intervention

    Note: This blog post argues under the lens of a Devil’s Advocate and does not reflect the views of the writer, Richard Pham, or YAL as an organization. Counter-arguments, critiques, questions, or comments are highly encouraged. A Personal Story Hundreds of protesters shouted at the video-store owner as he walked toward his store in embarrassment, …

  • Iran Documentary: Yesterday and Today

    Almost all of the information that our mainstream media networks present about Iran qualifies as unsubstantiated fear-mongering or war propaganda. Our mainstream media is not likely to give us an accurate account of Iran and so we should be inclined to learn about the country on our own. Having an understanding of the country and …

  • Exceptional War

    Many believe America is an exceptional place with exceptional ideals. But over time, this supposed exceptionalism has been corrupted and used as an excuse to wage bloody war. Rather than standing firm as a beacon of humble power, the American military has more often been used as a world police force, traversing the globe, bending …

  • White House pressured Afghanistan to adopt indefinite detention regime

    In a story that is not getting enough attention, it appears to be that the White House has succeeded in pressuring Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai in adopting an indefinite detention regime for the over 3,000 prisoners in Obama’s Afghan Gitmo. John Glaser reports: With Washington’s supervision, Afghanistan is secretly adopting a system of indefinite detention …